Meet Our Team

 

 Meet Our Team:

You’ll be sure of a warm welcome in an inviting and caring environment.  We’re proud of our team of qualified and registered teachers – come on in and meet them.  We’re sure you’ll be impressed and your child will feel quickly at ease and comfortable in our homely yet modern facility.  They might even have fun and be reluctant to leave!

Alternatively, email or phone us now to have a chat about your needs – and arrange to visit at a time that suits.

 

Teacher – Carol Rouse

Carol, Smiley Faces, Upper Hutt

Registered Early Childhood Teacher
Babies and Toddlers

 

Kia ora, my name is Carol Rouse. Ko Carol ahau.
I am a Registered ECE Teacher with a Certificate of Equivalence (Diploma of Teaching) and a current First Aid Certificate.

I have enjoyed many years working with young children. I started with Playcentre before taking a position as Supervisor with this Centre many years back.
I am married to Murray and we have 3 adult children and a growing number of grandchildren. I enjoy gardening, yoga, and spending time with family.

 

Teacher – Kerry Harrison

Kerry, Smiley Faces, Upper Hutt

Registered Early Childhood Teacher
Babies and Toddlers

Kia ora, my name is Kerry Harrison. Ko Kerry ahau.


I was born in England and moved to New Zealand in 2004. I have been working at Smiley Faces since 2009.

I am a Registered ECE Teacher with a Diploma in Teaching (ECE) as well as a current First Aid Certificate.


I’m a proud mummy to my beautiful son James and I love watching him grow and learn. I have a special passion for working with babies and toddlers.

 

Assistant Teacher – Jullianne Sheeran

Jullianne, Smiley Faces, Upper Hutt


Assistant Early Childhood Teacher
Pre-school

Kia ora, my name is Jullianne Sheeran.  Ko Jullianne ahau.
I have been working at Smiley Faces since 2003.  I enjoy working with children.
I have two adult sons and I love camping and enjoy relaxing with my family and friends.
I completed my Certificate in Tikanga Marae at Te Wananga o Aotearoa in 2009 and I hold a current First Aid Certificate.


 Teacher – Oti Moala

Oti, Smiley Faces, Upper Hutt

Registered Early Childhood Teacher
Pre-school

Kia ora.  My name it Oti Moala.  Ko Oti ahau.

I joined Smiley Faces in August 2015 after many years
as an early childhood teacher and Head Teacher in
Rotorua.

I enjoy building relationships with children, parents
and my peers.
As a Tongan, I bring a deep respect for Te Reo and
Pacific cultures.

I have a Degree in Teaching (ECE) and a current
First Aid Certificate.


 Owner – Clare Kernot

Clare, Smiley Faces, Upper Hutt

Owner and Manager

Kia ora, my name is Clare Kernot. Ko Clare ahau.

I came to Smiley Faces in 2013 after many years experience in senior positions involving people leadership, business management and marketing.
I enjoy supporting both teachers and children to learn and thrive.
I hold a BA(Hons), a Post-grad Diploma in Business Studies and a Company Director’s Certificate.

Murray and I have two children, Grace and Christopher who are emerging into their teenage years.

Call me on 04 528 5399   or   email me.